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Service Boot Red Brown Horsehide Latigo
$825 USD

The Service Boot is an updated interpretation of our original work boot, designed by our founder Edwin Viberg in 1931. It is a classic lace up, ankle boot pattern and a versatile option in any wardrobe. It was the first model we offered and remains our most popular today.

Service Boot Horsehide Latigo From the magazine
Leather Horsehide Latigo
Construction Stitchdown
Sole Dainite
Last 2020
$825 USD
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Details
Fit An updated version of our Cantilever last with the same waist and toe profile, but without the anatomical curvature.
Materials
  • Red Brown Horsehide Latigo (Japan)
  • Black Dainite Sole
  • Vintage Brass Eyelets & Speed Hooks
  • Vegetable Tanned Kip Lining
Construction
  • 2020 Last
  • Natural Leather Midsole
  • Stitchdown Construction
  • Brogue Toe Cap
leather-section

Shinki Hikaku is a small, family run business and is the only tannery in the world to specialize exclusively in horse leather. As such, they are able to produce extremely unique signature leathers. Their tanning process involves natural air drying and aging stages that take up to four months and produce a unique texture and grain. Due to the difficulty of procuring such heavyweight horsehides, we waited a year to secure an allotment of their Horsehide Latigo. An extra heavyweight, full grain, vegetable tanned Horsehide, Latigo is often used for belts and straps because of its low flexibility. However, we find Shinki’s Latigo to be perfectly suited to footwear due to the intricacies and character that can’t be found elsewhere.

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Leather
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Horsehide Latigo

Care

Use our rough brush and venetian cream to keep the leather soft and shiny. View our step-by-step guide for all leathers here.

Origin

Japan

Tannery

Shinki Hikaku

Packaging | All footwear ships with alternate laces, dust bags, a polishing cloth and a 1oz bottle of Viberg Shoe Cream

A tradition of quality and innovation

For over 85 years we have been handcrafting some of the world’s best footwear. Third generation family owned and operated and proudly made in Canada.

Last Guide

An updated version of our Cantilever last with the same waist and toe profile, but without the anatomical curvature.

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